Additional SafeAssign Maintenance and Downtime

SafeAssign, the anti-plagiarism service in Blackboard, will not be available Wednesday, April 3rd, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM ET. Blackboard performed maintenance to move the service to new servers on April 2nd, however unforeseen performance concerns have arisen that require additional maintenance to resolve.

What does this mean for you? 

Assignments submitted by students during this time will not be processed by SafeAssign, nor will they be queued for processing once the service is back online. Instructors can Direct Submit any submitted assignments once the service resumes.

Please note that the Assignment tool itself will not be affected. The maintenance will only affect the SafeAssign feature within the Assignment tool.